Mayor Rawlings-Blake Begins Full-Time Hours for City Pools Ahead of Schedule

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake Begins Full-Time Hours for City Pools Ahead of Schedule

All Neighborhood Pools, Three Park Pools Open Today

BALTIMORE, Md. (June 19,2014)—Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Director Earnest Burkeen announced that all neighborhood pools, as well as Clifton, Druid Hill, and Patterson Park pools, will open two days earlier than originally scheduled.

"School is out, summer break is here, and everyone is already feeling the heat in Baltimore City," said Mayor Rawlings-Blake. "The City remains committed to working with neighborhoods to facilitate safe and healthy activities for our children. It is imperative that we provide secure, family-friendly environments for our city's residents as we proceed into the brutal summer months."

The remaining park pools and splash pads will begin full-time hours this Saturday, June 21.

"City pools are a great resource to keep people active and healthy throughout the summer," said Ernest Burkeen, director, Baltimore City Recreation and Parks. "In addition to open swim, we offer swimming lessons and water aerobics, as well as screen movies on Friday nights at Druid Hill Park Pool, starting this Friday."

In 2013, the number of pool visitors increased by more than 200,000 over the 101 days of summer. Last year, more aquatics opportunities were provided for city residents by opening all pools Memorial Day weekend on a limited schedule until full-time summer hours began and by strengthening programming.

Park Pool hours:

  • Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, 12:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Sundays and Holidays, 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Neighborhood Pool hours:

  • Monday – Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Sundays and Holidays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Pool admission fees for the 2014 swim season are $2 per two-hour session for park pools and $1 at neighborhood pools. Summer Season Passes are $30 for park pools and $15 for neighborhood pools. Admission to splash pads is free.

For more information, visit Baltimore City Recreation & Parks at or follow Recreation & Parks on Facebook (/baltimore.recnparks) and Twitter (@RecNParks).

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